Inter-Christian relations

24.03.2017 19:02

Restoration of the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre completed

Restoration of the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre completed On 22 March 2017, an official ceremony marking the completion of restoration works within the Edicule took place at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
23.03.2017 17:14

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow On March 23, 2017, the Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church held its annual meeting at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
17.03.2017 13:38

Delegation of heads of social services of the Coptic Church visits Moscow

Delegation of heads of social services of the Coptic Church visits Moscow On March 11-17, 2017, a delegation of the Coptic Church visited Moscow to get acquainted with social service of the Moscow Patriarchate.
09.03.2017 12:31

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of Protestant Agency for Diakonia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of Protestant Agency for Diakonia On 9 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, head of the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development (PADD) in Germany, who has arrived in Russia to look at the social service projects carried out…
08.03.2017 12:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with WCC General Secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with WCC General Secretary On 7 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Rev.Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
08.03.2017 12:30

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians On 7 March 2017, an international top-level conference on Mutual Respect and Peaceful Coexistence as a Condition of Interreligious Peace and Stability: Supporting Christians and Other Communities took place in Geneva on the sidelines of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
22.02.2017 21:44

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Italian Bishops’ Conference

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Italian Bishops’ Conference On February 22, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, at the DECR.
22.02.2017 13:50

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with participants in the first session of the working group of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Italy as part of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue-Forum

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with participants in the first session of the working group of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Italy as part of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue-Forum His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greeted the guests and underscored the importance of the representatives of both Churches’ presence at the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue-Forum
21.02.2017 19:06

First meeting of representatives of Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Italy as part of Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue-Forum takes place in Moscow

First meeting of representatives of Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Italy as part of Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue-Forum takes place in Moscow The meeting was held at ‘Danilovskaya’ hotel in Moscow on 21 February 2017.
21.02.2017 14:19

Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations holds its third meeting

Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations holds its third meeting On 21 February 2017, the third meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
13.02.2017 11:32

Celebrations marking the first anniversary of the meeting in Havana take place in Fribourg

Celebrations marking the first anniversary of the meeting in Havana take place in Fribourg On 12 February 2017, special events on the occasion of the first anniversary of the historic meeting in Cuba between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis were held at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with the participation of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow…
13.02.2017 11:30

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017 A meeting dedicated to the first anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis took place at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Among the speakers were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Cardinal…
18.01.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow On January 18, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met at the DECR with the Rev. Patrick Irwin, Church of England, who has been assigned by his Church to serve temporarily at the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew in Moscow.
13.01.2017 14:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, represented the Russian Orthodox Church at the forum.
13.01.2017 14:41

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms: Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms:  Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’ Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations at the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Paris, 10th January 2017)
12.01.2017 10:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France A considerable part of the talk was devoted to the development of bilateral relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church at the present stage and in the context of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome which took place…
28.12.2016 11:03

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations At its session on December 27, 2016, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered in particular some matters concerning external church relations.
25.12.2016 12:39

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches. Among the addressees are Pope Francis of Rome, the head of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, the president of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany Bishop Heinrich…
25.12.2016 12:38

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greeting to Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the EKD, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
17.12.2016 14:45

Patriarchal congratulations to Pope Francis of Rome on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Patriarchal congratulations to Pope Francis of Rome on the occasion of his 80th birthday His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated the Head of the Roman Catholic Church on his 80th birthday.
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